Before discarding items, consider reuse and recycling options.  Visit www.StopWaste.Org to find ideas on how to best reuse or recycle bulky items.

SINGLE-FAMILY

Single-family residents (4 units or less) are eligible for one (1) on-call Bulky Goods Pick-Up per calendar year. Residents are limited to 7 cubic yards per collection, and guidelines are as follows:

  • Place items within 3 feet of the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day. Do not set out items more than 24 hours in advance. Do not block the street or sidewalk.
  • Items must weigh less than 75 pounds and be handled by 2 people.
  • If stacking items, stack in a safe and stable manner whereby removing an item doesn’t cause other items to fall against a person or property.
  • Up to 4 tires may be set out.
  • No construction or demolition debris.
  • No concrete, rocks, brick, or dirt.
  • No hazardous waste including anti-freeze or motor oil/filters.
  • You will be charged for materials in excess of 7 cubic yards.

 

To schedule a Bulky Goods Pick Up, call Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) at (510) 537-5500.  Your on-call Bulky Goods Pick Up will be scheduled within one (1) week of the request for service, except for the two weeks in January of each year when Holiday Tree Collection is in effect. Requests made at the end of the calendar year may not be fulfilled within the calendar year, so schedule appointments in advance.

WMAC will make every best effort to process your Bulky Goods set-out in accordance with the following hierarchy:

  • Reuse as is (where energy efficiency is not compromised)
  • Disassemble for reuse or recycling
  • Recycle
  • Disposal (landfill)


MULTI-FAMILY

Multi-Family complexes (5 units or more) are eligible for one (1) on-call Bulky Goods Pick Up per calendar year. Complexes are limited to a maximum number of cubic yards calculated by multiplying the number of dwelling units in the Multi-Family complex by 3 cubic yards. Guidelines are as follows:

Waste Management of Alameda County will provide a drop box of equivalent cubic yards as arranged with Management. Fewer equivalent cubic yards may be requested by Management, but only one (1) Bulky Goods Pick Up will be arranged per calendar year. Management will be responsible for assigning the location(s) of the drop box(es).

  • Place items in the drop box by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled pick-up day.
  • Items must be able to be handled by 2 people.
  • Up to 4 tires per unit.
  • No construction or demolition debris.
  • No concrete, rocks, brick, or dirt.
  • No hazardous waste including anti-freeze or motor oil/filters.
  • Management will be charged for materials in excess of the maximum number of cubic yards.

To schedule a Bulky Goods Pick Up, Management may call Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. (WMAC) at (510) 537-5500.  The complex’s on-call Bulky Goods Pick Up will be scheduled within one (1) week of the request for service, except for the two weeks in January of each year when Holiday Tree Collection is in effect.  Requests made at the end of the calendar year may not be fulfilled within the calendar year, so schedule appointments in advance.  Box(es) will be picked up within one (1) week after delivery of the box.

WMAC will make every best effort to process the Bulky Goods set-out in accordance with the following hierarchy:

  • Reuse as is (where energy efficiency is not compromised)
  • Disassemble for reuse or recycling
  • Recycle
  • Disposal (landfill)

The following is provided by CVSan for informational purposes and is not sponsored or recommended by CVSan.  Please contact the organization or center listed for complete details, including drop-off or pick-up guidelines.

 

Local Drop-Off of Reusable Goods:

Salvation Army
(510) 538-2759
Family Store
1027 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Donation Dropbox
430 A Street
Hayward, CA 94541

or schedule a pick-up by phone
(800) SA-TRUCK or (800) 728-7825

ThriftTown
(510) 278-1766
16160 E. 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94578
List of acceptable items

Savers
(925) 551-0945
7117 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568
List of acceptable items

Goodwill
(925) 833-8610
7232 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568

El Cerrito Recycling Center
“The El Cerrito Recycling and Environmental Resource Center is a unique community resource that provides El Cerrito and area residents and businesses a place to recycle a wide range of conventional and hard-to-recycle items, to exchange reusable items and to obtain information about other environmental concerns and efforts.”

(510) 215-4350
7501 Schmidt Lane
El Cerrito, CA 94530

Curbside Recycling Materials, Hard-to-Recycle Items such as Aseptic Packaging, Exercise Equipment, E-Waste, Foam (clean white block), Home Healthcare Equipment, Lumber & Plywood (untreated or used), Packaging Materials, Sewing Machines, Textiles, and Used Cooking Oil. 

The Exchange Zone (materials must be in good condition and reusable): Art & Office Supplies, Corks, Garden Pots, Hangers, Media, Reading Glasses, Sporting Goods, Tools & Hardware, Non-Perishable Food

Urban Ore
“To end the age of waste”

(510) 841-7283
EcoPark Store
900 Murray Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

Appliances, Stoves, Art, Bedding, Blinds & Shades, Building Materials (Cash/Trade Credit Paid), Clothing, File Cabinets, Furniture (Desks, Chairs, Tables, Dressers, Shelving, Entertainment Centers), Heaters, Housewares, Electronic Media, Refrigerators, Rugs & Carpets, Sports Equipment, Metal Wood Stoves

East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse
“Every teacher’s first stop and every artist’s second home”

(510) 547-6470 – call ahead for large quantities
4695 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Art Paints, Art Supplies, Artificial Plants & Flowers, Bags, Balls, Beads, Bones, Brushes, Books (most), Bottle Caps, Buttons, Cameras, Canvas, Candles, Ceramic Tiles, CDs, CD Cases, Chalk, Chip Board, Colored Paper, Colored Books, Corks, Craft Supplies, Crayons, Currency, DVD Cases, Disks, Educational Games & Kits, Egg Cartons, Envelopes, Fabric Samples (no scraps or cut up clothing), Fabric Yardage, Feathers, File Folders, Film Canisters, Fimo, Foam Core, Frames, Games, Gift Wrap, Glitter, Glue, Hobby Supplies, Holiday Gear (decorations, ornaments, lights), Instruments, Jewelry, Knitting/Crochet Needles, Labels,  Lace, Leather, Mailing Tubes, Magazines (some), Magnets, Maps, Marbles, Matte Board, Movies, Office Supplies, Notebooks & Pads, Paper, Party Supplies, Pens/Pencils, Pins/Needles, Photographs, Plastic Utensils, Plexiglass, Popsicle Sticks, Scissors, Posters, Records, Ribbon, Rubber Bands, Rubber Stamps, Rulers, Sewing Notions, Stamps, Staplers, Stamp Pads, Stickers, Screen Printing Supplies, String, Stuffing, Tape, Teaching materials, Test Tubes & Lab Gear, Trimmings, Toys, Yarn, Wallpaper, Wire, Wooden Rounds & Dowels, Video Cameras & Zippers

Habitat for Humanity
“The ReStore accepts Re-Sellable and Re-Usable building material donations to use in our developments, or to sell back to the public.”

Oakland ReStore
(510) 777-9706
9235 San Leandro
Oakland, CA 94603

Appliances, Modular Cabinets, Doors & Windows, Paint, Light Fixtures, Tools & Power Tools, Bathtubs & Shower Enclosures, Toilets & Sinks, Lumber & Construction Materials


Sell Your Items - Local Options to Consider:

Chabot College Flea Market
25555 Hesperian Blvd (Parking Lot B)
Hayward, CA 94545
Held the 3rd Saturday of each month, rain or shine.

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District (HARD) Flea Market
(510) 881-6738
Kenneth C. Aitken Senior & Community Center
17800 Redwood Road
Castro Valley, CA 94546

 

Give Away Your Items

Castro Valley Freecycle Group
“Castro Valley Freecycle.org is for all who want to find a new home for reusable items”